Self-Catering Alton

Heythrop Alton, Staffordshire

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From: €903 weekly Guests 10 Rooms 5 Bathroom 4

Key Features

  • Garden
  • Parking

Property Description

Holiday home
Heythrop is a large, semi detached stone property conveniently located just a five minute walk from Alton Towers in the Staffordshire village of Farley. With one twin bedroom and four doubles, and ensuite facilities as well as a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep ten people in luxury. The rest of the accommodation is made up of an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburner and patio doors to the garden. The garden contains a patio with outdoor furniture and a barbecue as well as there being plenty of off road parking. Heythrop is an ideal cottage for everyone, whether you spend your time on the rides at Alton Park or discovering the nearby Peak District National Park.

Accomodation Details
Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with TV, 1 x double with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with built-in wardrobes, 1 x twin. Two bathrooms with bath, shower over, basin and WC (one on ground floor). Open plan living area with well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner and patio doors to garden

The village of Farley consists of a small scattering of cottages and farms on the Alton Towers estate. Alton Towers has rides and attractions aimed at everyone, including white knuckle rides, Toyland for the younger guests, boating on the lake, magnificent gardens and rides on the cable car. Nearby, the market town of Ashbourne features an array of antique stores and a choice of pubs and restaurants. Attractions like Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Dovedale, and the Derbyshire Villages of Ilam, Hartington and are also within easy reach.

The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.

Electric central heating with woodburner in sitting area. Power and starter pack for woodburner included in rent. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview. Cot and highchair provided, stair gates can be supplied on request. Towels and bed linen provided. WiFi. Private patio with garden furniture. Shared use of large lawned area. Off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: No stag or hen parties, or similar at this property. Note: Check-in time 4pm. Note: Property is a five-minute walk from the pay gates of Alton Towers enabling guests to pop in and out of the park

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Garden
  • Parking

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Self-Catering Reviews

August 2021
We went for a weekend the place was tired needed good re vamp and there was so many flys all Weekend could r get rid of them no matter how hard we tried and a 10am departure is far to early felt very rushed wouldn’t stay again good location for Alton towers.
Mrs Robinson
September 2020
Lovely little cottage in a nice area.. Plenty of space for how many it can accomodate. Would visit again. Just a few minor things that could do with updating / replacing / fixing. Was a little disappointed that towels weren't provided and other things had been removed (due to covid) but under normal circumstances would normally be available. (not had these issues elsewhere we have visited and stayed).
November 2019
“The owner is taking the proverbial.” The place is filthy; the dishwasher is broken, the fridge is broken; the oven filthy, the hob filthy, the bathrooms filthy, beds not made or changed. The bathrooms a disgrace, urine stains and pubic hair in beds, dirtiest pillows we have ever seen. Sykes should be ashamed to continue listing this property. Evidence, photos available
Mrs Salisbury
October 2019
Fantastic location for Alton Towers, on the doorstep.. Lovely cosy cottage with log burner. Perfect for family and friends to get together.
Mrs Salisbury, October 2019
October 2019
Heythrop was slightly run down, the flooring in the lounge and kitchen was damaged when we arrived and the dishwasher although working wasn’t easy to load.. We chose Heythrop due to the location to Alton towers which was perfect, but unfortunately couldn’t use the outside areas to a very aggressive Pheasent who was keen to attack anyone who dared step outside the door.
Mrs Talbot, October 2019
October 2019
Lovely cottage perfect for Alton towers visit
Mr Whyatt, October 2019
October 2019
The owner is taking the proverbial.. The place is filthy; the dishwasher is broken, the fridge is broken; the oven filthy, the hob filthy, the bathrooms filthy, beds not made or changed. The bathrooms a disgrace, urine stains and pubic hair in beds, dirtiest pillows we have ever seen. Sykes should be ashamed to continue listing this property. I will be surprised if Sykes publish this feedback!
Mr Irving
June 2019
Perfect location for a family visit to Alton Towers Theme Park with a 10 minute walk to the gate
Anne L
November 2018
I agree with everything the previous reviewer has said. It is very sad that the property does not seem to have improved between 2014 and 2018. Indeed if I had seen that review I would not have booked it. It must have been lovely when the publicity photos were taken, but it did not live up to its image. It is such a shame because if the owners had kept up with the maintenance it could have been fabulous. On the plus side I must say that in spite of all the niggles (it helped to have three engineers in the family to make things work) we had a very happy time there as an enlarged family group. Being snowed in added to the magic (I think)! This review is written some months later; I do not know if the comments still apply. I would hope not.
Mrs Wilding
March 2018
As a group we felt the property was tired and ready for redecorating.. As the main room was open plan downstairs it was very cold with the bad weather. The patio doors seemed to let a lot of cold in. Be prepared to source fire wood if staying over a cold spell. The location is fantastic for Alton Towers, and all the bathrooms in the property make it very comfortable for families sharing. Larger bath towels would also help as we had three 6ft males in our group!
Mr Sale
September 2016
Sarah (the owner) was very forthcoming in helping ensure we knew where the property was as well as if we needed any help.. A very lovely property! Comfortable and desirable it being literally a hop, skip and a jump from Alton Towers theme park.
Mr Gallantree
September 2015
I just wanted to say on behalf of myself and guests from this weekend, we had a wonderful time and the house was perfect. The house had everything we needed and was decorated to a high standard, which made the stay even more comfortable for us. It's a beautiful spot, especially the villages surrounding it - it's what I miss from the English countryside!
Mrs Hodgson
August 2015
The accommodation was very comfortable and roomy for our family of 10. There was ample room for our barbecue in the outside area and there was a large, safe grassed area for the children to run around. The parking facilities were excellent.
Miss O'byrne
April 2015
Fantastic location, especially for Alton Towers which is a 5 minute walk. Very helpful host. The four bathrooms are an added bonus for the property. Would definitely visit again.
Mr Jackson
December 2014
Ideal location for Alton towers and such a lovely little village! A spacious house for ten people with quality fittings and furnishings.
Miss Jordan
November 2014
Beautiful cottage, lovely spacious property and bedrooms. Ideal for Alton Towers.
Mr Longden
October 2014
A high standard property in a great location. Perfect for a group to hit Alton Towers whilst others could chill in the countryside.
April 2014
We recently stayed in this property. Our group had 4 adults and 5 children. We were slightly disappointed as the property was very worn, walls had lots of chips and dirty marks. The kitchen was not that clean, cupboard doors and oven dirty.The BBQ was very small for a party of this size. Some of the beds had broken slats and therefore were not that comfortable. Overall the property was in a great location and could be really lovely, just needs a bit of work on it.
July 2013
A lovely place to stay and just right for our large group. There was plenty of space including the outside patio area where we enjoyed a barbecue. We had reasonably good weather and enjoyed exploring the locality. The proximity to alton Towers was a bonus as it is within walking distance. The only complaints we had were just minor niggles as the bedside lamps (one in each room)were not working. We also found that the lighting at nigh-time in the living room was inadequate. The shower screen had been broken previously and needed replacing, the owner suggested we continue using the shower, however this led to constant water puddles on the floor and we had to buy microfibre cloths to place in the area. On the whole we all enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again if we needed to cater for a large party.
Mr Mynard
June 2013
The location was perfect, and the size of the property was just right for a group of nine people.
Mrs Wilson
June 2013
We were able to accommodate a large family group and there was plenty of space for everyone. The proximity to Alton Towers was also a bonus. The patio was a good size and there was plenty of outside space for the children to play. We all thoroughly enjoyed the holiday.
Mr Barraclough
May 2013
Very close to Alton Towers, relaxing accommodation.
Mrs Harris
May 2013
The cottage was very well situated for where we wanted to go out during the day. We had a fantastic time and would visit again.
Ms Barlow
February 2013
Perfect for me and friends to celebrate a 40th birthday - great cottage and beautiful countryside.
Mrs Westell
January 2013
The snow made the location outstanding. Beautiful Cottage and fantastic beds and table! Great collection of books for the young and old and DVDs.
Mrs Daly
November 2012
We all thought the set up of the house was absolutely lovely. It's a great open room where we could all spend time together, whether cooking, eating or sitting on the sofas. Plenty of bathrooms and toilets to accommodate everyone. I would definitely recommend this house to friends and family.
Ms Caw
September 2012
We were delighted with how close this property was to Alton Towers theme park. On the website it stated that it was only a 5 min walk but I didn't believe it would actually be this close. The decor and quality of the accommodation was excellent, obviously very well maintained.
Mrs Kara
August 2012
This cottage was brilliant! We enjoyed staying there because it is spacious and comfortable. It was perfect, definitely would come back again!
Mr Thomson
July 2012
The property is in an excellent location.
Miss Wells
July 2012
Walking distance from Alton Towers and the Bulls Head pub. The garden and scenery were beautiful and perfectly quiet for night time. Bedrooms were tidy with plenty of storage and all four bathrooms were lovely. Perfect holiday, no complaints.
Mr Bates
July 2012
It's an excellent location for easy access to Alton Towers and surrounding areas.
Mrs McGill
October 2011
We loved that the cottage was so close to Alton Towers. It was exactly as we hoped it would be: clean, warm, modern and well equipped. The cottage conversion had been completed to a very high standard and it was a pleasure to spend our holiday there.
August 2011
Superb accomodation. Excellant location for alton Towers, walking distance and saved hassle of parking. Accomodation was very spacious and ample room for 8 adults and 2 children. Great having the 4 bathrooms. The scenery surrounding the cottage was breath taking and created a very relaxing atmosphere making us feel rested after out holiday. The living area was spacious and plenty room for all to sit comfortably.
Mrs Rush
June 2011
Excellent location, ideal for our needs and ticked all the boxes for out trip to Alton Towers. It was great to be able to walk 'home' and not sit in a car with tired children. The cottage itself was very comfortable and large enough so that no one felt they were in each others space. Having 4 bathrooms was a great advantage, especially en-suites, providing everyone with privacy.
Mrs Cooper
May 2011
Our stay in this beautiful cottage was absolutely great. We had such a lovely relaxing time and it was very cosy! Great location for all amenities and Alton Towers is just a short walk away but no noise disturbance what's so ever! We loved everything about this stunning cottage. We would highly recommend anybody to stay there and we will definitely be returning in the near future.
Mr Holmes
May 2011
Although within easy walking distance to Alton Towers, we felt no disturbance from being so close. The property is convenient for the southern Peak District. We enjoyed walking in the Manifold Valley and Dovedale. It's also convenient for other places of interest such as Trentham Gardens and the Potteries. We had meals out and were particularly pleased with The Old Star at Cotton.
Mrs Smith
May 2011
It's proximity to Alton Towers and the lovely rural location. The cottage gave us everything we needed to enjoy a lovely holiday and the weather was perfect.
May 2011
We booked this cottage through Sykes and the whole process was very easy. The group was five couples (all old university friends) and this was virtually the only property we could find with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Four double rooms (two with en suite) plus a twin room and two bathrooms was just brilliant for our purposes. We loved the massive lounge and the bid dinner table and benches which we could all sit round for a meal. We were travelling from around teh UK so the location was great too - right in the middle for us. The cottage had everything you needed (apart from bin liners!) - and if that's the only fault we can find you can see how much we liked it! Would definitely recommend this. Almost don't want to as we want to keep it a secret so it doesn't get fully booked!!
Mrs Newman
March 2011
Well equipped and well-decorated cottage. Very friendly and helpful owner, the fire being made up for our arrival was a lovely touch. The children absolutely loved the fort, despite the rain and snow!
Dr Lang
March 2011
We loved every minute of it! It was a wonderful location and a wonderful property.
Mrs Dyson
March 2011
Four bathrooms between five couples was great! The accommodation fit ten adults comfortably and was well located for our group. There were lovely touches like chocolates and milk to welcome us. The accommodation had everything we needed. We loved it and will definitely book again!
January 2011
the house is lovely and the grounds are tidy and well presented, there was ample parking and it snowed when we were there and the steep driveway was gritted. The bathrooms were very clean as were all the living spaces. The beds were very comfy and the kitchen was clean and well supplied with disehes plates pans etc! it was lovely all sitting chatting round the fire and there was planty of seating for all 10 of us! We would book again and are looking into going back there this year!
Mrs Harwood-Dutt
November 2010
The location was lovely and it snowed which made it a lovely stay and very picturesque. It was nice having a large communal space for us all to share and we were able to walk to the local pub and village. There was lots of firewood and it was so nice to see a fire in the fireplace. The bathrooms were well equipped and were well maintained and very clean. As we were a large group of friends staying together there were more than enough bathrooms for us all to use. A beautiful place and we would love to book again some time.
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